Dissertation Reviews bids a very fond farewell to our inaugural Korean Studies editors, Nancy Abelmann and Laura Nelson, and expresses heartfelt thanks for all the work they did to get the Korea series up and running. We are also very proud to introduce our new Korean Studies editor, John DiMoia, who is carrying the torch and bringing the series in exciting new directions. In the tradition of the Dissertation Reviews project, the series will continue to feature friendly, non-critical overviews of recently defended, unpublished dissertations in Korean Studies. If you are interested in reviewing for the series, or having your dissertation reviewed, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Introducing Our New Field Editor
John DiMoia is Assistant Professor in History at the National University of Singapore, where he teaches courses about the history of Modern Korea (1876-present) as well as the broader history of Science, Medicine, and Technology (Western Europe, North America, East Asia / 18th century-present). He is also affiliated with the STS group at the University and is an Associate Fellow at Tembusu College at NUS. He holds a PhD in the History of Science from Princeton University (2007) with a dissertation on the formation of South Korean scientific institutions and practices (1945-present), and in revised form, this book will be published as Reconstructing Bodies: Biomedicine, Health, and Nation-Building in South Korea Since 1945 (Stanford University Press, June 2013). Other interests include the history of disease and epidemics, the comparative history of statistics, demography and epidemiological practices, the history of nuclear power, and energy issues since the mid to late 19th century. [Website here]